Chop On: Bryce Ball Edition

If you’re trying to look into the future for one of baseball’s next big stars, then look no further than in the Appalachian League for Bryce Ball.

Ball, 21, was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 24th round of the 2019 MLB Draft from Dallas Baptist University. Ball hit 18 home runs and 54 runs batted in along with 12 doubles in 54 games for Dallas Baptist this spring.

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Top 10 Appalachian League Players

Remember Wander Franco? What about Vlad Guerrero Jr.? Even Cristian Pache? They all three have one thing in common. They each passed through the Appalachian League at one point in their career.

First the first time in the three-plus years I’ve spent covering the Appy League (this year being year number 4), I decided to partake in a Top 10 ranking.

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Star Wars Night in Pulaski

Before the season got rolling in mid-May, the Pulaski Yankees and the Danville Braves made an announcement that they are teaming up to raise funds for cancer research. After comments made by the Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager calling the Yankees a “fully-operational death star” and referring to the team’s “Evil Empire” nickname, […]

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Danville Braves Release 2019 Roster

The Danville Braves kick off their 2019 season Tuesday night at home against the Princeton Rays. The Braves, rookie-affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, is comprised mostly of newly-drafted, newly-signed players, along with a handful of returning players from last summer. The Braves are also managed by 2013 Danville Brave Anthony Nuñez in his first year […]

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